Dwight Harrison was an All-America receiver in football and a five-time gold medal winner in the Lone Star Conference track and field meet. He was inducted into the Javelina Hall of Fame in 1985.
Harrison was a wide receiver and defensive back for the Javelinas and set many of the school’s receiving records during his four-year career. He was an All-America first team honoree and made the All-Lone Star Conference roster for four years.
He was on the Lone Star Conference team of the decade for the 1960s and also made the same squad at Texas A&I. He played on LSC championship teams in 1967, 1968, 1969 and 1970, and was on the national title teams of 1969 and 1970. The 1968 team was national runner-up.
The Javelinas compiled a 41-4-0 record with Harrison in the lineup.
In track, Harrison won five gold medals in LSC meets. He took the high jump and long jump titles in 1968 and won the high jump and long jump titles and ran a leg on the winning 440-yard relay team in 1969.
Harrison was on the LSC championship track and field team in 1969 and that squad finished fourth in the NAIA national meet in Montana.
After his career with the Javelinas, Harrison was drafted by Denver and played in Buffalo and Baltimore before retiring.
Harrison was a high school standout at Beaumont South Park and resides in Beaumont.